Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa

Decemeber 2012: ‘Labé, the capital of Guinea-Conakry, up in the Fouta Djallon, is motorcycle city, overrun with thousands of Chinese-made bikes – and ‘moto taxis’ are the way to travel, carrying a minimum of 2-3 passengers a piece. As we walked around the town, we had to constantly dart out of  the way as  aContinue reading “Moto-Taxi boys – Labé’s got style, Guinea-Conakry, West Africa”

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Urban drift and ‘the back way’ – the effect on one small West African village

  Kemoto Point, The Gambia, West Africa – ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘ January 2013 Paddling up, in our two foldable canoes, towards the shore of Kemoto Point, we could see that our arrival was not going unnoticed – we were being closely observed by a dozen or so young kids, andContinue reading “Urban drift and ‘the back way’ – the effect on one small West African village”

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Friday photo: a tailor by day, a hunter by night, Fouta Djallon Highlands, West Africa

  ‘Group deliberation in English, Mandinka, Bambara, and French only confused the issue. We finally opted for what seemed the suicidal approach, by way of the river and hugging the bank, ready to leap into the knotted trees if the hippo came in for the kill.’ Jason Florio – Read more and see more onContinue reading “Friday photo: a tailor by day, a hunter by night, Fouta Djallon Highlands, West Africa”

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Press: River Gambia keeps on flowing… on Maptia.com

  ‘And yet, as we knelt and drank the clear water from where it first gathers in the sunlight, bubbling up from the giant natural cisterns beneath us, we felt that our source-to-sea journey had really begun… .’ Jason Florio – Maptia.com With thanks to Jonny Miller, and all at Maptia, for a beautifully laidContinue reading “Press: River Gambia keeps on flowing… on Maptia.com”

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